Located in the San Fernando Valley area northwest of Los Angeles, California, Mable’s Home is a modest sober living home for women in recovery from addiction and related behavioral health issues. The organization was founded by Juan Greer, an ex-con who was released on good behavior and wanted to give back to the community. He created and named the house to honor his grandmother, who never stopped supporting him during the 41 years he was incarcerated. The facility accepts women from all walks of life.
Accommodations and Amenities
All told, Mable’s Home has room for eight women in shared rooms with twin bunk beds, dressers, basic decorations, desks and closet space. The house is outfitted like any regular residential home with common areas with sofas and lounge chairs, cable TV, on-site Internet, shared bathrooms, and a spacious kitchen and dining room area. The house also features a backyard area with patio furniture and a grassy yard. Throughout their stay, clients work together with the house manager to prepare healthy meals for the entire home.
Rules and Regulations
Like most sober living homes, clients are expected to obey basic house rules while living at the home and submit to regular and random drug testing. Fighting and weapons are not allowed on the premises and all residents are expected to keep their rooms as well as common areas clean, while also pitching in with basic chores. Clients must also work a 12-step program and remain active during the day by going to school, attending outpatient treatment, working or volunteering. Finally, residents must also attend all required weekly house meetings and remain in good standing with the other clients.
As Greer has experience with the court system, he and his staff can provide some case management help in dealing with legal issues and the courts as necessary. Though the facility is not a permanent housing option, lengths of stay are flexible. Staff members and house managers can also help their residents develop discharge plans when they are ready to leave.
Overall, Mable’s Home offers a stable and down-to-earth sober living experience to women who are in early recovery. The house itself is in a quiet neighborhood and operates with a fairly straightforward set of rules. Throughout their stay, clients remain active and build a foundation the 12-step community while preparing to transfer back into the outside world. For women in the area seeking an affordable sober living option, Mable’s Home is a solid choice.
7826 Topanga Canyon Blvd
Canoga Park, CA 91304
Mable’s Home Cost: $650 (30 days). Reach Mable’s Home by phone at (818) 992-7715. Find Mable’s Home on Facebook
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